It is within our lowest, most vulnerable moments that we can start the process of recovery and become more connected to our pain as well as joy. I believe in harnessing personal responsibility and self-reflection to become aware of what we are capable of as human beings. Inherently we are all looking for the person or persons who will and want to look for us.
I am first and foremost creative-minded. To me, our life experiences are about seeing, feeling, and knowing. I bring to Rogue River this mindset to facilitate healing in an inherent but also artistic way to many who this is not their foremost way of thinking. Clients are free to express themselves through a range of different types of art media including paint, pastel, printmaking, clay, collage, pencil, mixed media, etc.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist, and board certified and registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I received my Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. My undergraduate work focused on the areas of Studio Art, Psychology, and Gerontology. I have experience working with those recovering from substance abuse related addictions, sexual trauma, abuse, neglect, sex addiction, pornography addiction, love addiction, and partner betrayal trauma.